9700k stock Overheating with H110i
I typed a nice post out and my 2 year old came over and turned my PC off, so now I'm gonna have to cut this one short.
Bought a new CPU and Motherboard (Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro) and my new CPU is hitting 90C or higher when playing any remotely intensive game. Any stress tests immediately shoots up to 90C within 2 seconds.
Tried reseating the heatsink three times, which I haven't had to do in over 10 years. Each time, same problem. My H110i is used from my previous build (6600k) and was on there for about three years. I'm concerned that perhaps the copper plate is warped. It looks like it's leaving a weird pattern, the paste is almost missing from the middle in the shape of a line, almost all of it is on the outside edges of the IHS. I don't know if it's making bad contact, or too much contact in the middle. I took some pics. No big deal if I have to buy a new cooler, just want to make sure this looks weird to you guys too.